CAT STEVENS


Father & Son Lyrics

Father
It's not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it's not easy,
To be calm when you've found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you've got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again.
It's always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father
It's not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You're still young, that's your fault,
There's so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
if you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy.

Son
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them you know not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

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Songwriter(s): Yusuf Islam
Copyright: Cat Music Ltd.
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Meaning to "Father & Son" song text (4 meanings)
Captainobvvious 05/30/12,16:55
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A version of it was in Aladdin 3 (according to Wikipedia) but it is by no means FROM that movie. It was recorded in 1970 and not for a terrible Disney direct to video.
anon 10/18/09,17:20
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thats not even the whole lyrics and dont say that its just the first and serond verse repeated coz its not
rozza 11/27/12,07:20
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The song frames an exchange between a father not understanding a son's desire to break away and shape a new life, and the son who cannot really explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny.
anomonyous 02/20/12,07:04
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is this from Aladin 2 king of thieves? i would really like to know. and am i the only one thats noticed the similarities between Cat stevens and Adam Sandler? p.s this is a serious question
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